Artists Represented - Studio 11 Gallery
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The abstract paintings of Pam Karp are full of brilliant colors and intricately layered texture that betray her deep connection to the world around her. Born in South Africa and now living in Australia, Karpâ€™s paintings are compositions inspired by a passion for life, and coloured by the diverse influences of Australia and her country of birth. This connection is evidenced by the brilliant hues and intricate textures that emerge in each piece, texture frequently being the subject itself. Mood is at the heart of Pamâ€™s paintings which are visual journeys of her thoughts and experiences, metaphors of her relationship to her remarkable surroundings.
By working with many layers of paint and frequently using a loose grid like arrangement Karp is able to weave a colorful pattern that strikes the viewer with its unguarded energy. Yet, many of her paintings are studies of a single hue. In these, Karp explores the emotional charge that one color such as an icy blue or a velvety red is able to release. She also easily incorporates the visual vocabulary of the past century into her works. Karpâ€™s compositions reveal the influence of prominent masters of abstraction such as Rothko, yet she displays a feminine sensibility and a certain joie de vivre in her seemingly effortless compositions.
Karpâ€™s first foray into the New York Art scene was facilitated though an exhibition held at the Agora Gallery, Soho, New York City, May 2006.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Art Sydney (since 2003)
Art Melbourne (since 2004)
Agora Gallery, Soho, New York City, USA
Boranup Gallery, West Australia (2006, 2007)
Balmain Art Exhibition, Sydney (2005, 2006, 2007)
Holy Family Arts Fair (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
St Thomas Art Exhibition, Sydney (2005, 2006, 2007)
St Josephâ€™s College Annual Art Fair, Sydney (2006, 2007)
St Ignatius Annual Art Exhibition, Sydney (2006, 2007)
Touch of Mandela Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney (2005)
Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney (2005)
Jacques Cadry Memorial Art Prize, Sydney (2004)
Kings College, Sydney (2007)
Private Collections in:
London, Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, South Africa, New York,
The World, Residential Cruise Ship, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne, Australia
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